Upcoming events in the Northern Bighorn Basin.
The second annual Stache Dasche for men’s health is 8am Saturday, August 12th, at Beck Lake in Cody. The free event features a 5K competitive run and a recreational 2K walk. Well mannered leashed pets are welcome. Awards will be presented to top overall men and women runners and age group winners. T-shirts, door prizes, and valuable health information will be given away. Register at the Cody Rec Center, at runsignup.com, or at 7am on race day. Wyoming Cancer Services is funded by the Wyoming Department of Health Integrated Cancer Services.
Robert Smith, a distinguished professor of geophysics and geology, will give a free presentation about Yellowstone National Park as a seismic and volcanic hot spot on Thursday, July 27 at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody. Dr. Smith will discuss the volcanic nature of the greater Yellowstone area and the even bigger threat of earthquakes. The ‘Yellowstone Hotspot’ program in the Coe Auditorium starts at 5:15 p.m on July 27. Visit www.centerofthewest.org for more information.
The University of Wyoming Extension hosts a soil moisture sensor mini field day in Powell on July 25 from 9-10:30am. The free event covers the various types of soil moisture sensors, including wireless sensors, and the benefits of soil moisture sensors for irrigation scheduling. For more information or to register call 307.754.8836.
The Park County Fair in Powell is July 25th through the 29th. The grandstand shows include national recording artist Lone Star on July 26 and the demo derby on July29. For tickets and a full list of the fair’s five days of family fun visit www.parkcountyfair.com
The Big Horn County Fair in Basin is July 31 through August 6. There is still time to enter the Big Horn County’s Got Talent competition. Auditions are the week before the fair. Call 307.568.2968 to register for the talent contest or for more information on the Big Horn County Fair.
There is a farmers market in Powell every Monday from 4:30-6:30pm on West Second Street just south of Washington Park.
The Big Horn Basin Farmers Market in Cody is every Thursday from 4:30-6:30pm at the Park County Complex on Sheridan Avenue.
West Park Hospital in Cody provides an American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR class on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 6 p.m. The next class is August 9. The cost of the class is $40. Advance registration is required, as class size is limited. Participants that complete the class receive an AHA Heart Saver Card. Call 307.578.2568 for more information.
A photo exhibit, “Incarceration In Focus: A Comparative Look at the Photographs of Ansel Adams and Yoshio Okumoto,” is on display through August at the Heart Mountain Interpretive Center located between Cody and Powell on U.S. 14A. The exhibit includes images taken by each artist at two Japanese internment camps during WW II. The dual perspective photographic exhibit is included with any museum admission.
The Lovell/Kane Area Museum is open Monday through Friday from 10am to 4pm. at its new location, 324 Oregon Ave. in Lovell, just a half block north of the old location.
West Park Hospital in Cody provides an American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid class on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 6 p.m. The cost of the class is $40. Advance registration is required, as class size is limited. Participants that complete the class receive an AHA Heart Saver Card. Call 307.578.2568 for more information.
The Powell Chapter of TOPS, take off pounds sensibly, meets every Thursday at 5:30pm at PSt. John’s Episcopal Church in Powell. Call 800.932.8677 for more information.
The Wyoming Quit Tobacco Program can help cowboy state smokers kick their habit. Free prescription medications and support to assist quitting tobacco can be obtained through the program. For more information or to talk to a trained quit coach call 800.QUIT.NOW (784.8669) or visit www.quitwyoming.org.
The Powell Valley Recycling Center located at 946 Road 10 in Powell is open for assisted recycling drop off on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10am to 5pm. They accept: cardboard, aluminum, newspaper, steel cans, office paper, plastic grocery bags, and numbers 1 and 2 plastics. The center does not accept glass. Self help drop off bins are available during non business hours and days.
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